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The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) offers ambitious students—from veterans and international scholars to high school students and working professionals—opportunities to develop the skills they need to thrive in a changing global society. Wherever you are in life or in the world, the power of Penn is open to you.

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Penn LPS Online Certificate in Social Difference, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Featured Program

The Penn LPS Online Certificate in Social Difference, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion helps students understand the complex histories and realities of social inequality and equips them with tools to tackle implicit biases and create more inclusive workplaces, communities, and organizations.

Explore undergraduate and graduate degrees

Degree programs

Our bachelor’s and professional master’s degrees provide Ivy League academics, hands-on learning experiences, global connections, and expert advising to help you reach your goals.

LPS offers opportunities to earn academic credit without committing to a degree

Non-degree programs

From post-baccalaureate programs to guest student programs welcoming learners from around the world, LPS offers opportunities to earn academic credit without committing to a degree.

standalone certificates as well as programs undertaken during the course of certain degrees

Certificates

Designed to develop specialized skills or knowledge, these focused programs of study include standalone certificates as well as programs undertaken during the course of certain degrees.

courses include dedicated programs of study as well as open admissions options for lifelong learners

Courses

Taught by world-class faculty and expert practitioners, LPS courses include dedicated programs of study as well as open admissions options for lifelong learners.

Increase your impact

Professional Programming

Meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving global society through learning opportunities, programming, and services tailored to meet your organization’s needs.

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What do you want to study?

Explore our programs by degree, subject area, delivery, and more—and discover how LPS can meet your academic and professional goals.

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Choose your path at with online courses, certificates, and even a bachelor's degree

Penn LPS Online

Designed for working adults and nontraditional students, Penn LPS Online offers courses, certificates, and a bachelor's degree that fit your unique needs and busy life. Penn LPS Online brings the tradition of Penn’s academic excellence to you, wherever you are.

Make your summer plans with Penn

Penn Summer

Penn Summer has something for everyone: working adults, visiting undergraduates, Penn alumni and staff, and other lifelong learners. Learn from Penn faculty in courses that suit your summer schedule—on campus, online, or abroad.

Penn Arts and Sciences High School Program students on campus

Penn SAS High School Programs

Penn SAS High School Programs welcome ambitious young students to the Ivy League. Check out our range of programs—specialized studies or academic exploration, with or without academic credit, a few weeks or a whole term—and choose the right path for you.

Events

Master of Liberal Arts Virtual Information Session
Master of Science in Applied Geosciences Virtual Café
Master of Environmental Studies Virtual Café
Organizational Dynamics Virtual Information Sessions

Meet Our Students

LPS News

On Sunday, May 15, Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) welcomed family, friends, faculty, and the Class of 2022 for the first in-person graduation ceremony since 2019.
Congratulations to the Penn LPS Class of 2022

On Sunday, May 15, Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) welcomed family, friends, faculty, and the Class of 2022 for the first in-person graduation ceremony since 2019.

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Pre-Health Programs' Sukalpa Basu and Fels Institute of Government's Lauren Russell have been recognized with distinguished teaching awards
LPS faculty announced as 2022 distinguished teaching award winners

Pre-Health Programs' Sukalpa Basu and Fels Institute of Government's Lauren Russell have been recognized with distinguished teaching awards.

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Undergraduate student Nancy Makale and graduate student Akshay Venkatesh have been recognized as Dean's Scholars for their outstanding academic work.
LPS students announced as 2022 Dean’s Scholars

Undergraduate student Nancy Makale and graduate student Akshay Venkatesh have been recognized as Dean's Scholars for their outstanding academic work.

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